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July 10, 2017 | Threat News

How North Korea Got Its Missile Engines

Stars and Stripes: Four months before its July 4 missile test, North Korea offered the world a rare technical preview of its latest missile engine, one said to be capable of lobbing nuclear warheads at U.S. cities. A video on state-run TV depicted a machine with thickets of tubes and vents, and a shape that… read more

July 10, 2017 | Other News

Australia to Speed Missile Defense Development, Turnbull Says

Bloomberg: Australia will press ahead with a missile defense program to protect its forces, but a U.S. shield system isn’t appropriate, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system mentioned in recent briefings is “not really suitable for our situation,” Turnbull told reporters at the Group of 20 Summit… read more

July 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US to test THAAD missile defense system

CNN: Washington (CNN)The US Defense Department Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a long-planned flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system within the next few days, according to a DOD official. The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed until it has taken place. The THAAD… read more

July 7, 2017 | Threat News

Time To Lose Your Illusions On North Korea

War On The Rocks: In launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea has done what many experts said must not occur, and what President Donald Trump said would not happen. Pyongyang now possesses the theoretical capacity to hit Alaska. It also claims to have successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for use on an ICBM, though the… read more

July 7, 2017 | Threat News

Mattis tempers rhetoric over North Korean missile: U.S. no closer to brink of war

The Washington Times: Defense Secretary James Mattis tried to turn down the temperature Thursday on the confrontation over North Korea’s first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying the move had not pushed the U.S. closer to the brink of war while warning Pyongyang that it risked “severe consequences” if it continued down the… read more

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

North Korean Missile Threat Proves Need for More Investment in Missile Defense

The Heritage Foundation: Policymakers writing the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are responsible for crafting new defense policies to deal with an increasingly turbulent and dangerous world. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors are working to mitigate North Korea’s nuclear threat by passing the Advancing American Missile Defense Act. Sullivan’s… read more

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

A missile defense expert explains what North Korea’s latest test really means

Vox: North Korea successfully tested a missile on Tuesday that can carry a nuclear warhead and travel at least 5,000 miles in distance. The intercontinental ballistic missile test is the latest in a series of provocative acts by North Korea and the most significant development in the regime’s nuclear program in years. It also crosses… read more

July 7, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Blocking the missiles

The Times and Democrat: The North Korean Dearest Leader — or whatever they’re calling the new one — can’t lob a nuke onto the U.S. mainland. Yet…. But he can probably hit Alaska. Or will be able to, soon enough. The North Korean people may be starving, but Kim Jong Un’s regime is pouring resources… read more

July 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Poland signs memo with US outlining road map to buy Patriot, but no done deal yet

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Poland announced a two-phased plan to buy a missile defense system from the U.S. in a memorandum of intent that makes political headway but is no closer to minting an actual deal than it was earlier this year when the country said it would buy Patriot missile defense systems by the… read more

July 7, 2017 | Other News

Pakistan test-fires short-range ballistic missile

Defense News: ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has successfully tested a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The military said Wednesday the NASR is a high-precision weapons system with the ability for quick deployment and a range of 70 kilometers, or 43.5 miles. It added that this system will augment credible deterrence… read more

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